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rduarte
01-31-2009, 08:53 PM
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rduarte
01-31-2009, 09:12 PM
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rduarte
01-31-2009, 09:19 PM
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01-31-2009, 09:24 PM
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01-31-2009, 09:25 PM
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01-31-2009, 09:26 PM
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rduarte
01-31-2009, 09:28 PM
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rduarte
01-31-2009, 09:29 PM
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rduarte
01-31-2009, 09:32 PM
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firemedic
01-31-2009, 10:32 PM
GREAT PICS! good to see some F14's always loved that plane. **** can you tell me what the containers that look like they are lashed all around the edges of the flight deck are?

Hump
01-31-2009, 10:36 PM
They are Ammunition crates mates they had just transferred it between ships by Helicopter.
I've got another Big post coming guys so keep you eye out.

Hi FireMedic, this is the transcript from the picture mate,more than that I can't tell you:
Atlantic Ocean (Aug. 16, 2006) - Ammunition is transferred from the hangar to the flight deck during an ammunition offload aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is currently conducting training off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy

Hump
01-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Stand by FireMedic I'm uploading the rest of the pictures in the set mate.

Hump
01-31-2009, 10:56 PM
Here you go mate:)

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Hump
01-31-2009, 11:00 PM
Woo Woo page 89, 11 pages to go guys - don't forget to post your pictures please.
It would be great to see some Aussie pictures, I've already posted mine so if anyone out there has any more please post them.
****

Eugene Schmidt
02-01-2009, 05:24 PM
This was sent to me by my nephew. He retired off NIMITZ a couple years back, an AO. He was on Enterprise at the time of Desert Storm.

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EJ

Hump
02-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Excellent mate, just what the Taliban need.lol

Hump
02-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Morning guys hope you all had a great weekend.

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firemedic
02-01-2009, 08:45 PM
The thing that has always amazed me is how a ship so huge can be so maneuverable. I love the pics of the CVN's leaning hard in turns. Another question for the carrier experts. Is the top speed of the Oliver Hazard perry class enough to keep up with the top speed of the carriers? I dont see the Perry class in the battle groups. Is it because of the speed? Forgive my ignorance. ( I'm Army ) :)

Hump
02-01-2009, 10:38 PM
That's ok mate I'm Australian lol. I think the top speed of the Carriers is around 33 - 35 knots, I'm not sure of the speed of the perry class. I suppose you could Google it though.

Bro Jangles
02-01-2009, 10:40 PM
Here is a pic i took outside of NAS Whidbey of a cool billboard.

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santana
02-02-2009, 01:13 AM
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Landing on A-12 São Paulo
This is the view of the Brazil Navy pilots during the landing on the aircraft carrier A-12 São Paulo. The pilots of the VF-1 Fighter Squadron use the A-4KU/TA-4KU, bought from Kuwait in 1999.

Hump
02-02-2009, 05:58 AM
Very cool Santana

Eugene Schmidt
02-02-2009, 11:19 AM
Don't know if this will work, but it's a vidio of a pilot landing on a carrier and you're in the cockpit with him.
http://us.mc829.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showMessage?fid=Save%255fThis&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&.rand=1462681418&da=0&midIndex=1&prevMid=1_159_AGt3v9EAARhFSYCxDQLsgm%2BSd7I&nextMid=1_2800_AGZ3v9EAAFIeSTlPXgTcZFT5mXc&mid=1_2382_AGZ3v9EAATEKSU%2By1wPG6wb5rjk&fn=CarrierLanding_homevideo.wmv&pid=2&vs=1&ypa=1

santana
02-02-2009, 02:27 PM
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Hires (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090128-N-7981E-137.jpg)

Quote:
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 28, 2009) Lt. Kristen Hansen, left, and Lt. David Hafeman, both assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, Lt. James Huddleston, assigned to the "Bounty Hunters of VFA-2, and Lt. David Berry, assigned to the "Sun Kings" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, watch the final approach of incoming aircraft while acting as a landing signal officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
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Hires (http://www.defenselink.mil/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2009-02/hires_090128-N-7981E-147a.jpg)

Quote:
U.S. Navy Lt. David Berry monitors an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, Jan. 28, 2009, while acting as landing signal officer on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln. The ship is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting sustainment training and carrier qualifications. Berry is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans

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A-6 intruder pre-flight inspection.
Is that a AGM-88 anti-radar missile?

HawkeyeHB
02-02-2009, 04:38 PM
Very cool Santana

awesome pics **** - many thanks!!
May I ask where you got them from?

HawkeyeHB
02-02-2009, 04:40 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/photobucket/mpnet/090128-N-7981E-137.jpg
Hires (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090128-N-7981E-137.jpg)

Quote:
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 28, 2009) Lt. Kristen Hansen, left, and Lt. David Hafeman, both assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, Lt. James Huddleston, assigned to the "Bounty Hunters of VFA-2, and Lt. David Berry, assigned to the "Sun Kings" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, watch the final approach of incoming aircraft while acting as a landing signal officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
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Hires (http://www.defenselink.mil/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2009-02/hires_090128-N-7981E-147a.jpg)

Quote:
U.S. Navy Lt. David Berry monitors an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, Jan. 28, 2009, while acting as landing signal officer on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln. The ship is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting sustainment training and carrier qualifications. Berry is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans

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A-6 intruder pre-flight inspection.
Is that a AGM-88 anti-radar missile?

yes - I guess it is...but pls correct me if not ;)

Hump
02-02-2009, 07:23 PM
I just surf around the net mate, It's what you type in the search box that counts.

Hump
02-02-2009, 07:36 PM
O.k guys and another one bites the dust.lol
And for Santana there's a couple of fighter ones mate.

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Hump
02-02-2009, 07:39 PM
Ok all you guys, this is page 90 we need to kick this one to the Kerb as soon as possible then we can crack the 100. Have a great day and I will have another post this afternoon.
****

santana
02-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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WOW!!!!!!!! Never heard about this operations together. wow!!! men amazing post, specially with the colombian vessels. I had the chance to sail inside FM-54 or the "Independiente ARC-54", A Padilla class Corbet. That time there was naval operations and trining with the Americans. Specially anti-submarine warfare training with US Navy S-3 Viking aircraft.
The target was a the Colombian Submarine "Pijao", a german made submarine. belive or not the colombian vessels can achieve 30 or 35 knoots of speed in veru tough waters. thanks **** for the pictures.

Hump
02-02-2009, 10:22 PM
Thanks mate, I will try to dig up a few more from this series for you.
We cracked 90 pages mate I am stoked, I've got another post set up
for this afternoon (my time). Stay cool buddy.

firemedic
02-02-2009, 10:58 PM
Ok looks like the Perrys will do 29knots not fast enough for the carriers. They also need fuel after 4000 nautical miles. Great pics as usual gents.

santana
02-03-2009, 01:24 AM
Rafale french made Combat jet Aircraft in Carriers

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).


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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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A French Rafale from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier French Navy Ship Charles de Gaulle (R 91) performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Charles de Gaulle, the Flagship of Commander, Task Force 473, are operating in the North Arabian Sea. Stennis and Charles de Gaulle are conducting bilateral exercises and supporting multi-national ground forces in Afghanistan.

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A French Rafale from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier French Navy Ship Charles de Gaulle (R 91) performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Charles de Gaulle, the Flagship of Commander, Task Force 473, are operating in the North Arabian Sea. Stennis and Charles de Gaulle are conducting bilateral exercises and supporting multi-national ground forces in Afghanistan.
Cortesy of www.news.navy.mil (http://www.news.navy.mil/)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).


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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - Two French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - Chief of French Naval Staff, Amiral Oudot de Dainville, observes a French Rafale M combat aircraft from the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle as it lands on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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Rafale landing on Deck

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Rafale and Super Etendard on Deck

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A French Rafale on the Carrier USS Harry S. Truman

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A french Rafale lands on the deck of USS Harry S. Truman.

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 21, 2008) A French Navy Rafale jet approaches the flight deck as it prepares to execute a touch and go on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 21, 2008) A French Navy Rafale is ready to launch from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier launch and recovery qualifications.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Biggs shoots a French F-2 Rafale off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale fighter launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast until the end of July.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale fighter lands during combined French and American carrier qualifications aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). This event marks the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast until the end of July

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July 22, 2008 -A French Rafale M launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast until the end of July.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs a French F-2 Rafale to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications.

santana
02-03-2009, 01:36 AM
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090128-N-8730P-001.jpg



ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 28, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) prepares to conduct flight operations in the Arabian Sea. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed to the U.S. 5th area of responsibility and is focused on reassuring regional partners of the Coalition's commitment to help develop/build security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Panter/Released)

Douros81
02-03-2009, 01:52 AM
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090128-N-8730P-001.jpg


Thats a great picture, Let Freedom Ring

Hump
02-03-2009, 02:25 AM
Ok looks like the Perrys will do 29knots not fast enough for the carriers. They also need fuel after 4000 nautical miles. Great pics as usual gents.


I don't think the CVN's run around the ocean at 33 knots mate, 18 to 20 would be the most efficient I think so the rest of the Carrier group could keep up but if they need to they can Haul Ass. lol:)

Hump
02-03-2009, 02:47 AM
Excellent job Santana, great pics mate, I have already downloaded them VERY Cool. Well as promised here we go again, let's KICK THIS PAGE!!!!!

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Hump
02-03-2009, 02:51 AM
That was 50 photos Santana - This page is gonna be hard mate.

Going to try again. lol

Hump
02-03-2009, 03:49 AM
Good Bye page 90

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Hump
02-03-2009, 04:00 AM
All told I have posted 118 photos on this page today and Santana has posted 25 and we still can't kill it. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!

Douros81
02-03-2009, 04:47 AM
What carrier dose the US Navy use for flight training?
Also is the Kitty Hawk the last oil burner?

Hump
02-03-2009, 04:56 AM
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier, I don't know if they have one for training purposes as ongoing training usually happens on the carrier you are assigned to I think mate.
****

Hump
02-03-2009, 06:01 AM
Ok we made it, that was harder than donating a kidney. lol Let's get this page started.

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Gotta love those "Tomcats" guys.:)

v-twin
02-03-2009, 09:19 AM
Absolutely sensational pictures!

Thank you gentlemen. Btw, am I the only one who thinks the Rafale looks a hell of a lot like the Eurofighter?

Eugene Schmidt
02-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Did some research on these. From your post page 77, post 1147. I found a chart of aircraft markings for this era. By these records some of these could be identified. Note the tail and wing markings. I have a list of markings used for each WWII ship and approx time frames.




WASP 1944

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LEXINGTON 1944

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HORNET 1943

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ESSEX 1943

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEX1943_800x488.jpg


EJ

santana
02-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Excelent post Eugene Schmidt, By the way do u have more pictures from that type of corsairs during WWII

Eugene Schmidt
02-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Excelent post Eugene Schmidt, By the way do u have more pictures from that type of corsairs during WWII
I don't know, but I'll looksee in my references.

EJ

Hump
02-03-2009, 06:29 PM
Bloody brilliant job Ej, we might have to call you Sherlock Holmes from now on. lol
Excellent work mate, I wouldn't know where to start looking for that type of information again brilliant.
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Eugene Schmidt
02-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Pages 58 and 59 of Warship perspectives ESSEX Class carriers in WWII by Glenn R. Arnold. Shows the markings, and their locations for specific carriers in 1943, 1944 and 1945.

EJ

Hump
02-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the effort mate, a little bit goes a long way and it's appreciated. I'm working on my next post so stay tuned guys.

Hump
02-03-2009, 10:22 PM
G'day guys, another page to commit to history, it may take a bit longer with the last few pages but I think we can, I mean I KNOW we can crack 100.

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santana
02-04-2009, 12:30 AM
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Hump
02-04-2009, 12:36 AM
Good one mate, the FA-18 is seriously cool.

Douros81
02-04-2009, 02:13 AM
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The F-18 looks like a ***** compared to the F-14

Hump
02-04-2009, 02:44 AM
Yes I know what you mean but there is something about a Tomcat that says "I've got bigger ********s than you"...lol :) But as always technology moves forward. Today's fighters are great but imagine what will be fkying around in 10 to 20 years time. Here you go Santana you should love these mate.

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Douros81
02-04-2009, 02:55 AM
Those are some get pictures of Tomcats, I saw a F-14 at an airshow a few years back and it was a hell of plane. Besides that I would the Mig-29 is the next in line.

Hump
02-04-2009, 03:04 AM
If you've got any pics of one on a flight deck mate, go ahead a post it we all would enjoy seeing them. As long as it's got a carrier or part of in the background or somewhere in the picture....lol

Hump
02-04-2009, 08:30 AM
Hey E.j have a look at this page mate, I think you will like it.
http://www.ship-n-planes.com/

Eugene Schmidt
02-04-2009, 10:48 AM
Nice site. Great way to start the day.

Hey, are LHD'd considered carriers? Found some pics.

EJ

santana
02-04-2009, 05:33 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 30, 2009) The flight deck crew aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) perform a "push back" of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Colby K. Neal/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Jan 31, 2009) An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 30, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to "Vigilantes" of Strike Figher Squadron (VFA) 151 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Colby K. Neal/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2009) Cmdr. Brad Jensen, right, outgoing commanding officer of the "Lancers" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, banks in an EA-6B Prowler above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as he leaves incoming commanding officer, Cmdr. Leif Steinbaugh, left, flying an EA-6B Prowler during an aerial change of command ceremony. Lincoln is on a scheduled work-up conducting training and carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Robert A. Robbins/Released)

Hump
02-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Nice site. Great way to start the day.

Hey, are LHD'd considered carriers? Found some pics.

EJ

I have been guilty of posting a few LHD's & A's mate so as long as we don't go overboard it should be ok I think. Post away buddy.
****:)

Hump
02-04-2009, 07:34 PM
Good morning all - and away we go.

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For E.j

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This one is a bomb exploding on the flight deck of the CV-6 USS Enterprise
sorry about the quality, I think it was a news paper cliping originaly mate.

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God I love this thread!!! :)

Hump
02-04-2009, 07:40 PM
I was going through my Carrier folders last night and discovered that I only have a few (20) pictures of the CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson so I have decided to get serious and rectify this problem so watch this space for a VINSON post guys.
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santana
02-04-2009, 08:32 PM
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The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a jet aircraft originally used by the United States Navy to identify, track, and destroy enemy submarines. In the late 1990's, the S-3B's mission focus shifted to surface warfare and aerial refueling. After the retirement of the A-6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair II, the Viking was the only airborne refueling platform organic to the Carrier Air Wing(s) until the fielding of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. It also provides electronic warfare and surface surveillance capabilities to the carrier battle group. A carrier-based, subsonic, all-weather, multi-mission aircraft with long range, it operates primarily with carrier battle groups in anti-submarine warfare roles. It carries automated weapon systems, and is capable of extended missions with in-flight refueling. Because of the engines’ high-pitched sound, it is nicknamed the "Hoover" after the brand of vacuum cleaner.


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Hump
02-04-2009, 08:43 PM
I remember that accident but not all the details it just shows no matter how much you practice and train, accidents will still happen. Great post buddy.

Eugene Schmidt
02-04-2009, 08:59 PM
I had to look twice at this one. Every plane but one is fired up props turning, ready for launch.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/BusyPlanes_800x520.jpg



Great post. What an explosion.


EJ

santana
02-04-2009, 09:25 PM
WOW - That was great!! Loved the music too.


EJ

Thanks mate, sorry I cant embed here I dont know how to do it.
Promess I will study how to do that.

Eugene Schmidt
02-04-2009, 10:15 PM
Me neither. I sent a vidio to **** of a pilot/copilot landing on a carrier. Looks like your sitting next to them. Had to e-mail it to him cause I can't post it.

EJ

Hump
02-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Good one guys, bloody hell E.j I didn't even notice those planes had their props spinning and now I can't find the one that isn't. Must be my poor old eyes.lol I will try to get another post in this afternoon, if not it will be tomorrow. Take care guys.

You can upload the video to "*******" Santana then just post it like a picture and the watchers just click on your "Watch my video" link.

HangPC2
02-04-2009, 11:14 PM
IJN Ryujo (1938)



http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1865/ijnryujo1938df0.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ijnryujo1938df0.jpg)



IJN Zuikaku (1941)



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IJN Akagi '' Battle Of Midway '' (June 1942)



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IJN Hosho '' Kure, Japan '' (13 October 1945)



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santana
02-04-2009, 11:15 PM
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8785/f18takeoffnd2.jpg

A wallpaper for the Carrier comunity

here I try to start the Fighter Fling video series.
Its a US Navy honor video Series.

Fighter Fling 2004
http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/Guest/35/

Cornerstone
02-05-2009, 12:08 AM
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Instant win man great pic... you don't see this angle all that much... thanks for posting

santana
02-05-2009, 01:57 AM
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Tomcat Row

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron One Zero One (VMFAT-101), prepare to be launched off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).


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An F/A-18C Hornet, from the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, launches from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during night flight operations. Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are participating in ANNUALEX19G, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword 08. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability between the U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces and increase their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation.


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A plane director gives directional signaling to an F/A-18E Super Hornet in preparation for launch from Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 and is en route to the Cental Command area of responsibility as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region.


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French Super-Etendard from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier French Navy Ship Charles de Gaulle (R 91) performs a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Charles de Gaulle, the flagship of Commander, Task Force 473, are operating in the North Arabian Sea. Stennis and Charles de Gaulle are conducting bilateral exercises and supporting multi-national ground forces in Afghanistan.



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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) steams ahead. Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations.

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ARABIAN SEA (May 22, 2007) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Denver (LPD 9) transits through the Gulf of Oman. Stennis is part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Denver is part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group on deployment in support of Maritime Operations. Maritime Operations help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.



-*Sorry for any repost-

Douros81
02-05-2009, 01:59 AM
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What this?

Hellfish
02-05-2009, 02:00 AM
It's the new F-22J SuperRaptor for the Navy.

Hump
02-05-2009, 02:29 AM
I don't think so, it's a French Rafale, the French did a series of landing and take off as well as touch and goes on the Enterprise. Great post guys keep it up.

Douros81
02-05-2009, 02:32 AM
I saw some where that Japan is getting an carrier is that ture?

Hump
02-05-2009, 02:39 AM
Afternoon guys I had a spare 20 minutes so I thought I would slip a couple under the fence.

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Hump
02-05-2009, 02:41 AM
There was talk about it I don't know how true it was, but the way their economy is going it might be a row boat with a slingshot. lol

santana
02-05-2009, 02:45 AM
It's the new F-22J SuperRaptor for the Navy.

jajaja, LOL!!! he didnt mean it serious, And for your info **** is Right is the French Naval Version of the Rafale, that can be also deploy on US Air Carriers.

Hump
02-05-2009, 02:51 AM
Thanks Santana, my comment wasn't meant as an insult it was just a joke, if it offended any one I am sorry.
I've got a big post for tomorrow guys so keep watching.

rduarte
02-05-2009, 09:47 AM
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Foch

rduarte
02-05-2009, 09:49 AM
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Charles de Gaulle

rduarte
02-05-2009, 09:54 AM
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CdG

rduarte
02-05-2009, 09:57 AM
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Cornerstone
02-05-2009, 12:03 PM
The Japs have built a carrier it's a heli boat though, however may be a stepping stone to larger ones as china continues in its development of one.

The Jap heli Carrier Hyuga
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/JMSDF_DDH_181_Hyuga.jpg?t=1233849791

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=119278

RSone
02-05-2009, 03:55 PM
BAAAANNNZAAAI!!!!

Creepy. I think we need to get to rebuilding the Battleships. Midway here we come...p-):)

On a serious note: IMHO It's a very good looking ship.

santana
02-05-2009, 05:10 PM
http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/151a524b9448b4b58c8f2c033cff3bb8.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#151a524b9448b4b58c8f2c033cff3bb8.jpg)
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 4, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Derrick Cruz, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Steven Brown, both assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, lift ordnance to the wing of an F/A-18A+ Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 4, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Marie Fentress checks the connection on a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided to an F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 4, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Sandra Lay, center, Aviation Electrician's Mate Joe Busby, Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Jose Arriola and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Justin Brown inspect the hydro mechanical unit of an HH60-H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3 for defects and corrosion during a routine maintenance inspection aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew Skipworth/Released

Hump
02-05-2009, 06:54 PM
Morning guys, there is a good set here about the Rafale fighters on different carriers, have a look and enjoy.Also I've done the spread on the Vinson:)

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Hump
02-06-2009, 07:19 AM
It's been a very quiet day guys, I posted the ones above at 09:30 and now I'm posting these at 21:45 has everyone taken the day off. lol

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firemedic
02-06-2009, 11:38 AM
These pics are getting better and better. Lets keep it going. Heres a rare one from the past. Hard to find photos of the Graf Zeppelin.

santana
02-06-2009, 11:43 AM
A little poster, an F/A-18 ready for launch

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santana
02-06-2009, 03:31 PM
More Carriers Posters

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3737/sh60a12np2.jpg

F/A-18 Carrier Launch
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4616/fa18claunchyl7.jpg

Hump
02-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Nice pic's guys looking good, here are a couple more. There's also a couple of good old Russian carriers here too.
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Hump
02-06-2009, 07:42 PM
I will do another post this afternoon guys I've got to work today (Damn) so I will see you later. Enjoy

toad
02-06-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm off the pointy end...

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...with a ten pack.

rduarte
02-07-2009, 06:54 AM
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6577/02163024ah9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Hump
02-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Time to turn another page I think guys, there's a bit in here for everyone I hope. Enjoy

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Could be a re-post but I added the information to the picture
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See you guys tomorrow have a good one - ****

BoabDilDK
02-07-2009, 09:48 AM
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/167/07cdg201ib04nathalienocqq5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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is that really where you want to stand when an E2C is about to take off?

Hump
02-07-2009, 11:18 AM
I don't think it's going any where - look where the catapult shoe is and I think he's got a gun - who's gonna argue. lol

Can some one confirm that the Carrier in question is the De Gaul??

rduarte
02-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Yes, it is the Charles de Gaulle !

chefjavier
02-07-2009, 01:27 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/3260122023_88d847b25b_o.jpg

Hump
02-07-2009, 07:06 PM
Good Morning guys and welcome to page 95 anly 5 to go after this one. woot
I had better get started then:

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Have a good one guys.

Hump
02-09-2009, 03:04 AM
Gee it's been very quiet, seems like no one has visited to day - is anyone out there??
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Hump
02-09-2009, 07:15 AM
Well I may as well keep it moving: :)

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bd popeye
02-09-2009, 02:58 PM
****, you are doing a great job! Excellent. Where did you find that photo of a Bronco con the Saratoga? that is a rare pic!

santana
02-09-2009, 04:01 PM
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2945/f18launch1hc2.jpg



PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 5, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Pete Salvaggio, flight deck launching officer, from Smithtown, N.Y., gives the final launch signal as an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2009) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Dale Stanton, from Grand Rapids, Mich. looks back at the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), right, as they steam alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis, Antietam and Carrier Air Wing (CVW)9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler/ Released)

santana
02-09-2009, 04:23 PM
BRAZILIAN NAVY AIR CARRIER SAO PAULO


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Brazilian Navy A-4KU Skyhawk


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Cornerstone
02-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Here are a few... I don't believe I've seen any thread with as many relevant
photos as this one...

Don't have a description on this one but it looks awesome
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Heres some of the Charles De Gaulle and Ronald Reagan

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Hump
02-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Sorry Popeye but if I tell you I would have to Kill you...lol I got it of Navy News Archives mate. Great to have you back Santana, did you have a weekend off mate?? Keep your eyes on the Post Box this week guys. Cornerstone The first picture is called Murderers row there are a couple of pics like it a few pages back with the details on it buddy.

Hump
02-09-2009, 06:22 PM
I cleaned the picture up a bit for you Cornerstone it's still a bit to blue but you can see the carriers more clearly.:)

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bd popeye
02-09-2009, 06:40 PM
Very funny ****! p-)

I'm surprised no one transfered the pics posted in the F-14 thread.. here's the ones I posted. Sorry for any re-post!

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You gotta love a squadron named "The Pukin' Dogs"

Virginia Beach, Va. (Mar. 15, 2005) – Four F-14B Tomcats, assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143), conduct one last flight from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., before being retired by the squadron. VF-143 will transition from the F-14B Tomcat to the F/A-18E Super Hornet in Spring 2005, redesignating the squadron as Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VFA-143). U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Coulter (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/563f916acd0c60ca2294e24c091a6b57.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#563f916acd0c60ca2294e24c091a6b57.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 30, 2003) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) wears special markings to commemorate their(VF-2) last F-14 Tomcat deployment before transiting to the F/A-18F Super Hornet. Constellation and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/ee439746ccfbe814cbd647f9e0f32a6e.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#ee439746ccfbe814cbd647f9e0f32a6e.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Apr. 15, 2003) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) makes a hard landing after returning from a mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Felix Garza Jr. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/ae4e7763356f520b2aa43ba3c34a46eb.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#ae4e7763356f520b2aa43ba3c34a46eb.jpg)
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United States (May 31, 2003) – An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2), heads back to its home base, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., after a successful seven month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. In formation with the “Bounty Hunter’s” Tomcat, is their new aircraft, the F/A-18F Super Hornet. VF-2 will be transiting to the Super Hornet when they make a homeport change to Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. and will become Strike Fighter Squadron Two (VFA-2). U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/05f13daee9cf98d00fc142e860d636a7.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#05f13daee9cf98d00fc142e860d636a7.jpg)
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Northern Iraq (Apr. 11, 2003) – An U.S. Navy F-14B Tomcat assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) receives fuel from an Air National Guard Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 163rd Air Refueling Wing based in March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during a combat mission over Iraq. VF-32 assigned to Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) is embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/e25a4d4bb2242e6d2c71b4b7cbe63c29.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#e25a4d4bb2242e6d2c71b4b7cbe63c29.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) – Aviation Ordnanceman install an AIM-54C Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile under the wing of a F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) onboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64). Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW 2) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photoS by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Felix Garza Jr. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/b55202c8090f548474e06c56df9fe689.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#b55202c8090f548474e06c56df9fe689.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Nov. 22, 2003) – An F-14 Tomcat assigned to the “Checkmates” of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Arabian Gulf on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and the continued war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/58b86118befa206d2a0e645e1b3aaf2a.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#58b86118befa206d2a0e645e1b3aaf2a.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Jan. 8, 2003) -- Flight deck personal direct an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the “Checkmates” of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) to one of four steam powered catapults in preparation for launch, off of the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the continued war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jhi L. Scott. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/2b2fa4d2d6381d8acd3da690daea1d72.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#2b2fa4d2d6381d8acd3da690daea1d72.jpg)
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Actually they are washing this bird. Naval aircraft require washing weekly at sea and every 14 days ashore.

Manama, Bahrain (Dec. 27, 2003) -- Flight deck personnel conduct maintenance on an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the Checkmates of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) on the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), while a U.S. Navy coastal patrol boat maintains a security perimeter around the aircraft carrier. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently deployed conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the continued war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/ffa931e57b56b1d723ec4336a7229e3e.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#ffa931e57b56b1d723ec4336a7229e3e.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Dec. 16, 2003) -- A naval aviator completes aircraft checks for an F-14A Tomcat assigned to the “Checkmates” of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) during a pre-flight walk around on the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are underway on a scheduled six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the continued war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/ff527c108336b0894172e06e9f9b02a1.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#ff527c108336b0894172e06e9f9b02a1.jpg)
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The Pacific Ocean (May 13, 2003) -- At sea with USS Constellation (CV 64) May 13, 2003 -- During a rehearsal for Constellation's upcoming Tiger Cruise, an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) makes a high-speed turn in full afterburner while passing by the Constellation. Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are returning to homeport following their deployment in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/2dd28651594e4c49b1e6d5a4f78a3f18.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#2dd28651594e4c49b1e6d5a4f78a3f18.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 5, 2003) -- Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) install a GBU-16 Laser Guided 1000 pound bomb onto an F14D Tomcat on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64). Constellation, "America's Flagship," is currently forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Richard Moore. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/6d3122d0ec2716ce7d07c72ce3df2eb7.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#6d3122d0ec2716ce7d07c72ce3df2eb7.jpg)
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The Arabian Gulf (Mar 23, 2003) -- An F-14D Super Tomcat assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) aboad the USS Constellation (CV 64) is prepared for another mission and loaded with four 1,000 lb. GBU-16 Laser Guided Bombs (LGBs) in support of Operation Iraqi freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/7efcb65fa6f6d4a09e59c275a6bea9c4.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#7efcb65fa6f6d4a09e59c275a6bea9c4.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 10, 2003) -- Sailors assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) load an AIM-54C “Phoenix” long range air-to-air missile beneath the wing of an F-14 “Tomcat” fighter aircraft on the flight deck of USS Constellation (CV 64). Constellation and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are operating in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Richard Moore. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/00b6f283967fbc6bf7857dd2cc7cdddd.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#00b6f283967fbc6bf7857dd2cc7cdddd.jpg)
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Pacific Ocean (Nov. 16, 2002) - A pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) conduct a fly-by of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64) with special messages for the upcoming Army vs. Navy Football Game. Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently on deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Daniel J. McLain. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/40491d9380e90404cfecd0cb38a8c28e.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#40491d9380e90404cfecd0cb38a8c28e.jpg)
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Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 13, 2003) -- Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Chief David Adams from Louisville, Ky., directs an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143) onto one of four steam powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Handley. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/5c42280e3529e93e6a47785ff8093117.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#5c42280e3529e93e6a47785ff8093117.jpg)
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I love the smell of cat steam in the morning...

Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 20, 2004) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131) and an F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Pukin' Dogs" of Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143), standby to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based ship is conducting strike group training off of the East coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joan E. Kretschmer (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/d49da442698e891fdc04092a9532b4c3.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#d49da442698e891fdc04092a9532b4c3.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Jun. 16, 2004) - Crew Members perform pre-flight checks on an F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Pukin' Dogs" of Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143) on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joan Kretschmer (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/56c4880ac8260faa344f1aee8f47e9e4.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#56c4880ac8260faa344f1aee8f47e9e4.jpg)
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Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 20, 2004) - An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), launches off of the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism and is currently conducting carrier qualifications off the East coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (RELEASED)

bd popeye
02-09-2009, 06:43 PM
More Tomcat PIX!

All the PIX below have their original US Navy captions. Enjoy! Sorry for any re-post!

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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 18, 2001 -- After an early morning round of flight operations, an F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) is readied by maintenance personnel for the next launch from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/535f11a80b29bf3dad3fff9dc5837d54.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#535f11a80b29bf3dad3fff9dc5837d54.jpg)
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An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143) based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, returned to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, after completing a bombing run during a training exercises in the region. Navy Photograph by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class David M. Tilton (Released) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/49bdc9d3ce68e416219faf81f50488f3.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#49bdc9d3ce68e416219faf81f50488f3.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 2, 2002 - As the sun rises an F-14 "Tomcat" from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) goes to full afterburner as it is launched from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (AW) Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/60e02c94bc96c86a1d79685fc01d28fa.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#60e02c94bc96c86a1d79685fc01d28fa.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 25, 2001- Christmas Day, an F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off of the flight deck. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Troy M. Latham (Released) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/d4a6abc6448431bbd779fbac5632e33d.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#d4a6abc6448431bbd779fbac5632e33d.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Feb. 25, 2002 -- An F-14A "Tomcat" fighter (left) and an F/A-18 "Hornet" strike fighter (right) prepare to launch. The Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting combat missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/f8dd3fc4d72eca2559b12f8e3e388908.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#f8dd3fc4d72eca2559b12f8e3e388908.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Mar. 27, 2002 - An F-14A "Tomcat" from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off the flight deck. Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) and John C. Stennis are deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme T. Pastoric. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/a10d4094330c0fd3ad3d7eef4eb5c9e8.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#a10d4094330c0fd3ad3d7eef4eb5c9e8.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Apr. 26, 2002 -- An F-14B “Tomcat” assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) performs a high-speed pass while conducting integrated training exercises in the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Vidrine. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/6a491d2765aa1d24024d7620c5cfe4e3.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#6a491d2765aa1d24024d7620c5cfe4e3.jpg)
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Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (Jan. 26, 2001) -- An F-14D "Tomcat" from the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) flies over the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) platform aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after returning from a successful proficiency flight. The Lincoln is on her final leg of a scheduled six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel Wolsey. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/b0f7136f5e1a1407cc7ea3dcc491c26d.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#b0f7136f5e1a1407cc7ea3dcc491c26d.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sept. 2, 2002 -- An F-14 "Tomcat" from the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) launches from the waist catapult. Washington and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U. S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Corey T. Lewis. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/3e091714221645dc15284e3b1224a026.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#3e091714221645dc15284e3b1224a026.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Apr. 27, 2002--An F/A-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Squadron One One (VF-11) is launched off of the flight deck. Kennedy and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are conducting combat missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Sherry Hubbard. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/eea538595047e76ba4cf37d9611c5104.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#eea538595047e76ba4cf37d9611c5104.jpg)
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At sea with USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sep. 24, 2002 -- Lt. West McCall, an F-14 “Tomcat” pilot from Deland, Fla., and Lt. Kimberly Arrington, a Radar Intercept Officer from King, N.C., both assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), test fire a Phoenix air to air missile as part of the annual proficiency test during Exercise Mediterranean Shark. The Phoenix missile is the Navy's only long-range air-to-air missile. It is an airborne weapons control system with multiple-target handling capabilities. Exercise Mediterranean Shark is a bilateral training exercise conducted in Morocco by a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU/SOC (Special Operations Capable), to show the effectiveness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). George Washington and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are on a scheduled six month deployment and have participated in combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Dana Potts. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/ea6e4e85eeb98ae66ea7e35b191232ba.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#ea6e4e85eeb98ae66ea7e35b191232ba.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sep. 27, 2002 -- An F-14 "Tomcat" assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) prepares to land on the ship’s flight deck as the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) steams in the background. Washington is participating in exercise “Mediterranean Shark” while at sea during a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. “Mediterranean Shark” is a bilateral training exercise conducted in Morocco by a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), to show the effectiveness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF allows commands to task organized surface and air assets for use in meeting specific operational goals. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rex Nelson. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/fe506df3697c678092f104cccfb70de1.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#fe506df3697c678092f104cccfb70de1.jpg)
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Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 17, 2002) -- An F-14 “Tomcat” heads back to Key West Naval Air Station (NAS) after intense “dog fight” training over the Atlantic Ocean during exercise Cope Snapper 2002. Cope Snapper is a multi-aircraft exercise that engages dissimilar air combat training with on fighter data link and joint operations with the Navy. The members involved in Cope Snapper consist of the 159th Fighter Wing from Louisiana, the 169th AGS McEntire Air National Guard from South Carolina, and the Navy's F/A-18 “Hornet” and F-14 “Tomcat” fighter jets. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/2bdef2ee9d732d4b46dbc6ee355935d7.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#2bdef2ee9d732d4b46dbc6ee355935d7.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 9, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) ignites its afterburners during a launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the ship’s flight deck. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/fe10d9d7e968829fb88086b0b51109db.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#fe10d9d7e968829fb88086b0b51109db.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Dec. 5, 2002 -- An F-14A “Tomcat” pilot conducts last minute checks before entering his aircraft. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/47e0d69fac4a65ad9ed47513a573a2ef.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#47e0d69fac4a65ad9ed47513a573a2ef.jpg)
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At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 26, 2002. -- Two F-14 “Tomcats” assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) fly over the Mediterranean Sea. VF-103 is part of Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17), embarked aboard George Washington. CVW-17 and the George Washington are nearing the end of a scheduled six-month deployment after completing combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Captain Dana Potts. (RELEASED)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/0cedc3d639b1c18d272acd88dc717561.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#0cedc3d639b1c18d272acd88dc717561.jpg)
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Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 27, 2003) -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF 32) stands ready for evening flight operations on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Truman and Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW 3) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danny Ewing Jr. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/62405c8416674beb7b9c3bcf0550fffa.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#62405c8416674beb7b9c3bcf0550fffa.jpg)
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Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 13, 2003) -- An F-14B "Tomcat" assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) breaks formation while on final approach for an arrested landing aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Justin S. Osborne. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/b2fb37f77f7cf6c11b55180f4cc06f89.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#b2fb37f77f7cf6c11b55180f4cc06f89.jpg)
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Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 22, 2003) -- An F-14B Tomcat launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/2f5d0a5a8e2775d0e204e266d402ea88.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#2f5d0a5a8e2775d0e204e266d402ea88.jpg)
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The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 30, 2003) -- An F-14A Tomcat ignites its afterburners just prior to launching off the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED) http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/561a1a435319e48e57f0dc3cba5b5870.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#561a1a435319e48e57f0dc3cba5b5870.jpg)
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Arabian Gulf (Apr. 13, 2003) -- Hanger Deck Crew move a F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) onto one of four aircraft elevators aboard USS Constellation (CV 64). Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain. (RELEASED)

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Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sits poised for launch on one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently at sea conducting training exercises. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)http://i42.*******.com/nv3zfl.jpg
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Indian Ocean (Sept. 26, 2004) - The sun sets behind a pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) as they are prepared to be sent down to the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas (RELEASED)http://i40.*******.com/2aihp36.jpg
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Atlantic Ocean (July 27, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sit on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is currently underway conducting exercises as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)http://i44.*******.com/30idfyw.jpg
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Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) – An F-14D Tomcat, aircraft number 100, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006, after 32 years of service to the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/2ppew3o.jpg
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Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sept. 25, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Grim Reapers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero One (VF-101), conducts a high speed flyby during the tactical air power demonstration at the 2004 "In Pursuit of Liberty," Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The demonstration showcased multiple F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets displaying various maneuvers and simulated bomb and staffing passes in front of the crowd. The air show, held Sept. 24-26, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)

Hump
02-09-2009, 06:49 PM
Ok time to Kick this page into history guys - Here we go :)

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Hump
02-09-2009, 06:53 PM
That didn't do it so I'll try again:)
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Hump
02-09-2009, 06:55 PM
You "BLOODY RIPPER" page 96 guys only 4 pages to go woot woot Keep it going.

santana
02-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Sorry Popeye but if I tell you I would have to Kill you...lol I got it of Navy News Archives mate. Great to have you back Santana, did you have a weekend off mate?? Keep your eyes on the Post Box this week guys. Cornerstone The first picture is called Murderers row there are a couple of pics like it a few pages back with the details on it buddy.

Hey ****, yeah I was out of the city, running away from the croud city and smog, just a weekend off with good sun. I am glad to be back with some brazilian carrier pics or even the brazilian Navy A-4 Skyhawk

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Eugene Schmidt
02-09-2009, 07:11 PM
I cleaned the picture up a bit for you Cornerstone it's still a bit to blue but you can see the carriers more clearly.:)

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These are, from front to back - WASP, YORKTOWN, HORNET, HAN**CK and TICONDEROGA. Not in this image but in this pic to the left is LEXINGTON.

EJ

Hump
02-09-2009, 07:15 PM
I love those Sky Hawks such a compact little fighter, it's like old home week, we've got Popeye, Santana, E.j & Me reminds me of the "Good - The Bad - & the Ugly" lol you guys have a great day I have to do some work but I will have another post this afternoon my time. Take care All.

Cornerstone
02-09-2009, 10:07 PM
Thanks for the info guys, we need another murderers row

heres a few

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/norfolk.jpg
US fleet at Norfolk, prior to 9/11

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/fleet.gif?t=1234231363

santana
02-09-2009, 11:56 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 05, 2009) Sailors from air department's crash and salvage division man a P-25 flight deck fire fighting truck as aircraft launch and recover on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Feb. 5, 2009) Chief Damage Controlman Gary Wise, assigned to Afloat Training Group (ATG), conducts an equipment check on Sailors during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). ATG is assessing a mobility and damage control (MOB-D) assessment aboard Peleliu before the ship goes into the shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard J. Mandap/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Bart Kooyman, from Maple Valley, Wash., guides an F/A-18C Hornet onto the No. 2 catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is conducting carrier qualifications and sustainability training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 3, 2009) Pilots from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47 land a SH-60B Sea Hawk aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is conducting training and carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Aaron Hubner/Released)

Cornerstone
02-10-2009, 01:27 AM
Here's some pics of hangar bay

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Here are a few pics of a model of a modified Iowa class battleship

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really crude looking however it's still interesting

Alpheus
02-10-2009, 01:34 AM
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This pic is from that Combat Reform guy, the one whose always going on about how awesome the M113 is and how much the Stryker sucks.

Here's a link if anyone wants to read his moon-battery. http://www.combatreform2.com/battleships.htm

Cornerstone
02-10-2009, 01:41 AM
I thought they looked outrageous, for one there's no way for the f-18's to land... but this kind of stuff is cool yet weird

Hump
02-10-2009, 01:50 AM
Excellent post Santana big pictures are easier for my old eyes to see lol Great job mate.

Hump
02-10-2009, 02:44 AM
Great page so far guys, and thanks E.j for the information on Murderer's row. Here a few to keep us going on the way to the big 100.

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Eugene Schmidt
02-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the info guys, we need another murderers row

heres a few

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/norfolk.jpg
US fleet at Norfolk, prior to 9/11

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/fleet.gif?t=1234231363


In the lower pic the ships are - USS Langly CVL 27, USS Ticonderoga CV 14, and battleships Washington BB56, North Carolina BB55 and South Dakota BB57 from task group 38.3, Dec 1944, seen from the deck of USS ESSEX CV9.



Great pic of Norfolk


EJ

Eugene Schmidt
02-10-2009, 12:12 PM
The following stuff is from slides I found in a shoebox in the storeroom that havn't seen the light of day for over 40 years.



This is ESSEX CVS-9, 1962, not as glamorous as the flight deck but real life. There will be more to follow, grouped as inside, engineering, topside, flight deck, refueling at sea. Not many pics but perhaps interesting non the less.


EJ



Crews berthing

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EJ's bunk - top right.

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EJ's Locker - everything you own.

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Following is engineering where I worked as a machinist mate - evap tech.


Fwd Aux Generator & switchgear

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Fwd aux emergency air compressors.

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Fwd aux diesel transfer system.

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Evaporator unit #2 and John taking readings.

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Evaporator unit #1

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Tomorrow - refueling at sea.

Eugene Schmidt
02-10-2009, 12:17 PM
Hey **** - are you OK there? We read about the fires. Hope you're OK.

EJ

santana
02-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Hey **** - are you OK there? We read about the fires. Hope you're OK.

EJ

Yeah I was worry about the critical situation of the fires, hope that u are fine ****

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02-10-2009, 05:05 PM
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 10, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Eric Edwards cleans the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 before flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 10, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Nancy Germann clears her hands from the catapult release button after she releases an aircraft during the first event of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 10, 2009) Lt. Jade Maguigad, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman William Fondren prepare aircraft for launch from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Feb 10, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 is directed toward a catapult during first event of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)


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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 7, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) sails near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during daily flight operations. The Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Bruns/Released)


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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 06, 2009) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Eric Manning performs maintenance on an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mann/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 9, 2009) Flight deck structures aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) are shrouded by tarpaulins as cranes work around the carrier during a ship's restricted availability period at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington crew members are working with Yokosuka Ship Repair Facility personnel to perform maintenance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek J. Hurder/Released)

Hump
02-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Hi guys,
Yes the fires have devastated the community over 187 people have lost their lives so far, we are used to bush fires but this one is straight from Hell. There are huge fire balls being carried by the wind and just exploding and roar on to wipe out another area. You will probably see more on the news than I can tell you guys but thank for the kind thoughts.
****.

chefjavier
02-10-2009, 07:58 PM
Hi guys,
Yes the fires have devastated the community over 187 people have lost their lives so far, we are used to bush fires but this one is straight from Hell. There are huge fire balls being carried by the wind and just exploding and roar on to wipe out another area. You will probably see more on the news than I can tell you guys but thank for the kind thoughts.
****.
Keep yourself out that fire path. Our prayers with you and your family.

Hump
02-10-2009, 08:06 PM
Hi Guys,
Great posting to all the last page was excellent and a big thanks to E.j for his input, love it.

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Have a Great Day guys. I've made some really good mates on this post and just want to say thanks.:)

Hump
02-10-2009, 08:09 PM
Sorry I should have mentioned that I am no where near the fires thank god, but this type of thing effects all of us as I have family living in Melbourne and you just never know how these things can turn out. As usual when the going gets tough us Aussies get stuck in and do something about it. We will survive this and come out the better for it.

firemedic
02-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Some interesting future carriers. I think 4 of these are British designs.

bd popeye
02-10-2009, 10:37 PM
Keep yourself out that fire path. Our prayers with you and your family.

Amen to that..

**** my wife asked me if you were ok. I'm happy to read that you are OK. You and your family stay safe. You will be in our prayers...

firemedic
02-10-2009, 10:51 PM
Glad Humps gonna be OK. Now lets keep pushing this thread forward. How about some unusual hard to find pics?

Hump
02-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Funny you should mention that Fire medic, I just found one that I'm uploading now, I got so excited I almost soiled my self so stand by...lol

Hump
02-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Ok I couldn't wait to upload the others I had to post this one now, Santana will go crazy over it. lol

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I reckon you could smoke "Jerky" rear of this.

Hump
02-10-2009, 11:38 PM
Ok I've calmed down a bit now so I can finish the post.

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Here's an large one of Norfolk Navy Yard guys enjoy
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I had to put this one in for Santana
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Cornerstone
02-11-2009, 02:56 AM
Love the pics **** you are indeed the king of this thread, stay safe man, fires a bad way to go out....

Hump
02-11-2009, 03:04 AM
Thanks for the compliment mate, but this thread is made up of a lot of people with the core being Popeye, Santana, E.j and myself. It's not a contest or anything like that, it's just a few good people doing something they are all interested in and sharing it with others. If anyone should get a pat on the back it should be Popeye as this is his "Brain child" and I personally think it's the Best Thread of it's kind on the Internet. So thanks again but I would rather share that honor with my mates.

Hump
02-11-2009, 03:11 AM
Having said all that I think it's time to turn another page. lol

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Not sure but could be re-posts if so I appologise.
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Hump
02-11-2009, 03:16 AM
Damn - that didn't work so I will try again. lol

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Hump
02-11-2009, 03:18 AM
You Beauty!! two pages to go guys, hang in there and let's crack 100.....

Eugene Schmidt
02-11-2009, 11:23 AM
Flight deck exersises? Does anyone recognize those helmets?
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/Carriercalisthetics.jpg

Eugene Schmidt
02-11-2009, 11:49 AM
These were taken while refueling the Samuel B Roberts DD 823 from ESSEX in 1962 or 63.


Pulling the forward hose.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXPullingforwardhose.jpg


Pulling the midships hose


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Topping her off - no breakaway or washdown this time.


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Roberts after fueling station.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXafterfuelingstation.jpg


People transfer. Shall we give him a dip?


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Most important to them and last but not least - THE MAIL.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXmailtransfer.jpg


Tomorrow - Topside Photo's


EJ

santana
02-11-2009, 04:28 PM
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Hump
02-11-2009, 06:05 PM
Nice one guys, sorry E.j I wouldn't know about the helmets mate. Just a quick post this morning guys as I have to go out and do some more work but I will have a normal post this afternoon.

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firemedic
02-11-2009, 09:29 PM
New carrier design submitted by the U.S. Airforce...........

Alpheus
02-11-2009, 09:33 PM
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Very nice photo.

Hump
02-12-2009, 02:46 AM
Hi guys, as promised the afternoon post :)

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Have a good one guys and I will see you all tomorrow on page 99 I hope.woot

Eugene Schmidt
02-12-2009, 01:37 PM
These were taken in St Thomas Virgin Islands, December, 1962.

The Captain's gig and the Admiral's barge.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXAdmiralsbargeCaptainsgig.jpg


What the heck did you do with the keys for this one?

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXwheredidyouputthekeys.jpg



Liberty call - pack em in there!

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXlibertycallStThomasDec1962.jpg



These were taken from an after gun tub on the 02 level where we stood smoke watch.


Catching the wire.

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Up or down?

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What's this guy got?

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He's got mail guys!

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Launching?

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Move it here - move it there --.

Did you know that ESSEX was the first carrier to use a vehicle to move aircraft on the flight deck? The early carriers had no deck vehicles. Planes were all moved by hand. Someone got the idea to BORROW a jeep from the pier. Somehow they loaded it on the flight deck with the boat crane and no one said a word. They jury rigged some tow bars and it worked. Someplace I saw a picture of this thing. I'll try to find it and post it.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXmovingitagain.jpg



In - port deck watch - boring.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXinportflightdeckwatch-boring.jpg



These were taken in port. That's about the only time a snipe was allowed to roam around on the flight deck without getting in the way.


Tilly's on hand to dump it if they can't get it fixed.

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EJ and a plane. A snipe & a plane? Looks good to send home though.

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My buddy Mike's favorite plane.

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EJ by a 5 inch/38. Not a gunner either --but looks cool.

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Our new antenna array.

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A full deck.

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Limited parking.

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EJ

santana
02-12-2009, 02:54 PM
Eugene awesome post, excellent pictures
Here a very rare video

F-111B Carrier Trials

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/hokeyPokey/3899/



The F-111B was to be a fleet air defense (FAD) fighter for the U.S. Navy, fulfilling a long-standing naval requirement for a fighter capable of carrying heavy, long-range missiles to defend carriers and their battle groups from Soviet bombers and fighter-bombers equipped with anti-ship missiles. The Navy had just cancelled the F6D Missileer, a concept for a slow, straight-winged jet with the advanced Hughes AN/AWG-9 pulse-Doppler radar, which could detect low flying targets among ground clutter, and lift eight new AIM-54 Phoenix long range, air-to-air missiles, which could attack multiple aircraft simultaneously at ranges out to 100 miles (160 km). The concept was soon cancelled, but the F-111 offered a platform with the range, payload, and Mach 2 performance of a fighter to intercept targets quickly, but with swing wings and turbofan engines, it could also loiter on station for long periods. The F-111B would carry six Phoenix missiles, but have no gun or other short range armament. General Dynamics, having no experience with carrier-based aviation, partnered with Grumman for this version.

Hump
02-12-2009, 07:16 PM
E.J - You salty old dog...lol Great post mate and you almost looked like you knew what you were doing in those photos...lol Hi Santana, Popeye, I hope all is well guys. It's time to hit page 99 guys so here we go.

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santana
02-12-2009, 07:30 PM
Hi **** how are you today, here we are ready to go to page 99

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090210-N-6538W-563.jpg



PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 10, 2009) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Pacific Ocean during an undersea warfare exercise involving the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 10, 2009) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) hovers while deploying its sonar dipping buoy during an undersea warfare exercise involving the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

Hump
02-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Hi Santana, keep an eye on your post box mate, the other guys have got theirs so yours shouldn't be far away.

Damn - Standby Guys I'm up-loading now - we WILL kick it...

Hump
02-12-2009, 07:44 PM
OK here we goooooooooooooo!!!

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Hump
02-12-2009, 07:46 PM
I resized and enhanced these two photos just a little bit mate, I hope you like them. ****

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Hump
02-12-2009, 07:48 PM
See it took E.J to turn the page - Good on you mate - OK guys this is it, Backs to the wall - go the extra Yard - Here we go - PAGE 99

timetraveller
02-12-2009, 08:00 PM
Absolutely brilliant Thread ,

santana
02-12-2009, 08:30 PM
http://66.45.238.155/uploads/photos/706.jpg

An F-14 “Tomcat” maneuvers the flight deck while awaiting clearance for launch, as a SH-60 “Seahawk” helicopter departs the ship for “Plan Guard” duties.

http://66.45.238.155/uploads/photos/831.jpg

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Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class David Rankin stands by to direct the SH-60 helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 4 to the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Eugene Schmidt
02-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the tweaked pics. They printed out on photo paper really nice. I figured you'd stay up all night to crack 100.

PS - I flipped 67 today.

EJ

santana
02-12-2009, 08:53 PM
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U.S. Navy Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Kyle Williams rides in an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight during a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) while under way in the Arabian Sea May 15, 2007.

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A USN Blue Angel doing final checks before cat launch


/\ just wondering if that last one is real

A-12 São Paulo
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Brazilian Carrier Sao Paulo

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T-45 Goshawk training aircraft are staged on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during flight qualifications off the coast of Virginia. Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast. U.S. Navy .


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A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 103 (VFA-103), prepares to launch from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) are underway conducting a Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Period in the Atlantic Ocean.


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A US Navy F/A-18 Hornet flying above the USS Ronald Reagan USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) for the last time.


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Sailors align an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 onto a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) for its final launch from the retiring warship.


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An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, piloted by Lt. j.g. David Robinson and Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Andrew, becomes the last aircraft launched the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk, which departed May 28 from Yokosuka, Japan, will send more than 900 crewmembers and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, based in Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Kitty Hawk will be decommissioned next year in Bremerton, Wash.


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2008) A T-45C Goshawk lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.


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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Shooter Lt. Michael Kamas gives the go sign to launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" on Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity.

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At sea aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) Feb. 1, 2003 -- An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) launches from the ship's flight deck. Constellation is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, the "Golden Dragons" lands aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) with USS Cowpens (CG 63) in the background. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is back at sea training in the Pacific Ocean after recently participating in the International Fleet Review in Busan, Republic of Korea.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 11, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 flies above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) before a final approach to make an arrested landing. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

Eugene Schmidt
02-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Check this out. A jeep, appropriated from the pier at Pearl Harbor, with no one seeming to notice, jury rigged for aircraft tugging. Otherwise, they pushed them like on the left. Note in the early ESSEX class pics, there are NO vehicles on the flight deck. Another ESSEX first.

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EJ

Hump
02-12-2009, 11:19 PM
Ok guys, I will be doing a post later on tonight and I will keep posting till we crack 100 pages. It doesn't matter who cracks it but I would like to see Popeye have the privilege of the Holy Grail...lol

Hey Santana, you are Mad, Bad & Dangerous mate - keep up the good work buddy, great post.

santana
02-12-2009, 11:31 PM
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The F-14´s 72 degree wing eversweep position is also used for crowded flightdeck parking. wings extended, the F-14 spans just over 64 feet but, oversweept, spans only 32 feet 8.5 inches. Life at sea creates heavy weathering on the aircraft.


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An A-6 TRAM carrying four external fuel tanks, two per side. The TRAM sphere can be seen below the large nose radome

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Amidships, eyes are focused on the deck for even the smallest object wich, once sucked into an engine inlet, can cause catastrophic damage.


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Arriving near the stern, the completation of the FOD walkdown means aircraft engines can be started and flight operations begun


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In the cockpit of the F/A-18 Hornet the pilot is ready to go. This Hornet is about to taxiied forward for launch- Every one is awaiting the word to go.



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The green shirt, hookup man, has insured that the catapult launch bar is connected and the tension is correct.

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The Pilot and de deck crew await for the signal commence operations.


this post is as a promess from myself to every one here making their contribution to this great thread.

santana
02-13-2009, 12:06 AM
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Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 fly in formation over the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a Tiger Cruise air power demonstration. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked CVW-11 are returning to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment.


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French Super-Etendard from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier French Navy Ship Charles de Gaulle (R 91) performs a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Charles de Gaulle, the flagship of Commander, Task Force 473, are operating in the North Arabian Sea. Stennis and Charles de Gaulle are conducting bilateral exercises and supporting multi-national ground forces in Afghanistan.


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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) steams ahead. Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations.

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An SH-60F Seahawk from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 approaches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Checkerboards" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 312 (VMFA) 312 approaches the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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A-4 Sky Hawk from the brazilian Navy at Aircraft Carrier: A-12 São Paulo.

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Argentine Navy Super Etendard during and exercise with the USS Ronald Reagan. Five Argentinean aviators honed their carrier landing skills during a rare opportunity to practice “touch-and-goes” on the US Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Argentinean aircraft, two Super Entendars and three S-2 Trackers, were successful in their practice landings.



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Su-33 just a few seconds to land ina Russian Air Carrier

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).


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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) - A French Rafale M combat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 7, 2007) - An E-2C Hawkeye, attached to the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) after completing a training mission as part of exercise Valiant Shield 2007.

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F/A-18E Superhornets fly in a diamond formation over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

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A F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) catches an arresting wire aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) performs a touch-and go-landing aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Hump
02-13-2009, 12:28 AM
Excellent job Santana great pics mate.

santana
02-13-2009, 12:29 AM
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Flight deck personnel await the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet is directed onto one of the four steam powered catapults aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet, prepares for an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).


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An F/A-18A+ Hornet launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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An F/A-18A+ Hornet prepares to be launched from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18A+ Hornet on the flight deck prior to launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Three (VFA 113) launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

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An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) with a flash of fire caused by unburned jet fuel.


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An F/A-18C Hornet taxis over the flight deck while preparing to launch from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) secure an F/A-18C.


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An F/A-18C Hornet crosses the ramp for an arrested recovery aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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An F/A-18C Hornet prepares to launch off the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during night flight operations.


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An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).


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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) launches off the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danny Ewing Jr


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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the “Swordsmen”, of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), launches from one of the waist catapults as another Tomcat prepares to launch from the bow catapults on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. T


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An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Kristoph

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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) launches off one of the four steam-powered catapults aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Ry


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An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the "Black Lions" of VF-213, is towed across the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) after a day of flight operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Sheldon Row

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Deck full of Aircraft

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A photo of the french aircraft carrier "Clemenceau" in service from 1962 to 1997 with her sistership "Foch". Now the Foch is brazilian and the Clemenceau has some troubles with asbestos


Hey **** this 99 page is making me crazy, any help from you so we can carck down to page 100.

Hump
02-13-2009, 12:33 AM
I'm working on it mate, it takes about 100 pictures to fill a page so hang in there buddy.

santana
02-13-2009, 01:03 AM
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ARABIAN SEA (May 22, 2007) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Denver (LPD 9) transits through the Gulf of Oman. Stennis is part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and Denver is part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group on deployment in support of Maritime Operations. Maritime Operations help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.



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ARABIAN SEA (May 22, 2007)- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits through the Gulf of Oman. Nimitz, as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is on deployment in support of Maritime Operations. Maritime Operations help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.



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ARABIAN SEA (May 22, 2007)- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits through the Gulf of Oman. Nimitz, as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is on deployment in support of Maritime Operations. Maritime Operations help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.



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A French pilot flying over a French Carrier

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BAY OF BENGAL (Sept. 5, 2007) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) transits in formation for a joint photo exercise during exercise Malabar 07-2. Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is taking part in exercise Malabar 07-2, a multinational exercise that includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.


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A plane director gives directional signaling to an F/A-18E Super Hornet in preparation for launch from Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 and is en route to the Cental Command area of responsibility as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region.


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Here the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during Valiant Shield 2007 that is the largest joint exercise in the Pacific this year. Held in the Guam operating area, the exercise includes 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe.

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An EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the North Arabian Gulf, July 3, 2007.

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A Sailor from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 repels from an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 onto the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a routine training exercise.

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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits through the Persian Gulf conducting flight operations. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are underway on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.

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The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVN-63) during a 19-ship group photo exercise. The 19 American and Japanese naval ships at the end of ANNUALEX 19G, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword '08. The exercise was designed to increase interoperability between the United States and JMSDF and increase their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation.

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The aircrew of an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, wait to launch from Catapult 3 during night flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently underway conducting a tailored ship's training assessment.

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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, commanding officer, Cdr. Randall Tashjian waits in an F/A-18F Super Hornet to launch off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is currently conducting tailored ship's training assessment.

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An F/A-18 Hornet aircraft taxis to a catapult prior to launching from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during flight operations while underway in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 22, 2007. The Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 are on deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.

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Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 fly above the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are deployed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.

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April 2, 2008) Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 fly near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are on a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.

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An F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem.

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ARA - Argentine Navy Super Etendards touch and go USS Ronald Reagan CVN76.

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South Atlantic Ocean (June 17, 2004) – An Argentine Navy Dassault Super Etendards jet aircraft comes in for a “touch and go” landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Super Etendard is a carrier-based single-seat strike fighter first introduced into service in 1978. It is armed with two 30mm guns and can hold a variety of air-to-air weapons and air-to-ground munitions.

Hump
02-13-2009, 01:14 AM
Hi mate I am just uploading some now, but I have to check that they aren't reposts and put the description on them so it takes a bit longer. Won't be long now..

santana
02-13-2009, 01:18 AM
Hi mate I am just uploading some now, but I have to check that they aren't reposts and put the description on them so it takes a bit longer. Won't be long now..

Please mate I am tire and done with page 99. may be you can crack down and turn the page to 100, please!!!!!!!!!!

One Man Gang
02-13-2009, 01:22 AM
Santana, you pushed it over the top!

Next stop: 200!!!

Hump
02-13-2009, 01:24 AM
Good on you mate congratulations excellent job, you win the Holiday.....lol

santana
02-13-2009, 01:30 AM
Santana, you pushed it over the top!

Next stop: 200!!!

Wow, congrats on every one, we reach page 100. Its has been a big and hard job. so we will continue this huge effort.

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An F/A-18C “Hornet” assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131) banks right to return to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) at the end of a combat mission over Afghanistan

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A row of F-14 “Tomcats” assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF 102) await their next mission. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Carly Joy Cranston.

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A Plane Captain from the "Diamondbacks" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF-102) performs maintenance on an F-14 "Tomcat" , as the USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) pulls alongside. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Amy DelaTorres.

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An F-14 “Tomcat” Fighter assigned to the “Black Knights” from Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) comes in for an arrested recovery during flight operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods.

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An F-14 “Tomcat” fighter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) banks left away from the ship after launching from the flight deck. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods.

Hump
02-13-2009, 01:42 AM
Yes I agree with Santana, this is an Excellent thread and a lot of hard work has gone into it and we have finally CRACKED 100 PAGES. That is truly EXCELLENT so lets keep it going and see how far we can go guys. ****

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Also E.J. did you say it was your Birthday before, if so mate have a great day - one you can spend with your family I hope. Happy Birthday mate.

santana
02-13-2009, 01:53 AM
As always amazing pictures ****, all of them. But tonight I am done, I will take a good rest. thanks mate for taking every one at this point. Also I think we have to thank bd Popeye and in the last days E.J

BTW


Also E.J. did you say it was your Birthday before, if so mate have a great day - one you can spend with your family I hope. Happy Birthday mate.


Happy BDAY E.J. Mine is in 4 days.

Hump
02-13-2009, 02:40 AM
Have a rest mate you have earned it, I will catch up tomorrow. Have a good one buddy

v-twin
02-13-2009, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the pics guys, they're great :)

Eugene Schmidt
02-13-2009, 10:26 AM
I knew you guys would do it. Got up early to see the results. GREAT POSTS. Congrats to **** and Santana, and everyone else for all your hard work that pushed this thread to 100. We're half way to 200 guys!
EJ

Arfah
02-13-2009, 10:29 AM
Any pics of carriers in high sea states ?

Cornerstone
02-13-2009, 10:31 AM
awesome job on the 100 guys.... thats not easy with a purely image thread like this one...

World War II carriers

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Cornerstone
02-13-2009, 10:00 PM
Heres something I never knew is that the British used corsairs in WW II, I thought they used biplanes throughout the war

http://www.thescale.info/news/uploads/royal-navy-corsair-111.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/corsair-collossus-crarrier.jpg?t=1234576973

santana
02-13-2009, 10:21 PM
http://66.45.238.155/uploads/photos/23703.jpg



(March 3, 2008) A NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft flies over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). George Washington is participating in Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) before a permanent homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan. The AWACS is used to provide airborne battle management, surveillance, and weapons control. This is the first time that an AWACS has done a low-approach fly-by over a U.S. naval vessel.

http://66.45.238.155/uploads/photos/19781.jpg

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits through the Atlantic Ocean. Truman is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications.

DPM_Sheep
02-13-2009, 10:33 PM
Heres something I never knew is that the British used corsairs in WW II, I thought they used biplanes throughout the war.

Yep the main Fighter/Torpedo bombers of the War were the:

Skua
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5557/skuade5.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=skuade5.jpg)

The Fulmar
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8749/fulmaror0.th.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fulmaror0.jpg)

and the Barracuda.
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6438/barracudaij2.th.png (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barracudaij2.png)

It just happens that Swordfish is the most famous.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/782/swordfishzq3.th.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swordfishzq3.jpg)

Hump
02-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Hi guys, sorry I'm a bit late today but I have a ton of work to catch up on so this will be a quick one. Hi to all...:)

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Hopefully catch up tomorrow guys, have a good one all.

Hump
02-15-2009, 12:22 AM
Hi guys, I think I've finally caught up on all my work so I can now have a bit of R&R boy do I deserve it...lol Well you have all heard it before but this one's got a twist, it's a tribute to the Big "E" no more needs to be said as I think she speaks for herself. So "Here we go"

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Sept. 11, 2006 - Illustration displays crew members taking the time during Operation Enduring Freedom to remember the tragedy which occurred September 11, 2001.
The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism
And we should NEVER FORGET what some animals are capable of with their cowardly acts of violence committed against innocent victims. - ****

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sorry if there is a couple of re-posts guys

Hump
02-15-2009, 02:20 AM
Someone asked for pictures of Stormy weather here's what I've got.

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bd popeye
02-15-2009, 07:09 PM
There are some great pix of the ADM"K" in operation and a P-3 Overflying the ship. naturally..no Russian aircraft are escorting the P-3..Man if that was a USN CVN The "I can sink your carrier crowd" would be all over that!

http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/hdphoto/2009/0215/26.html

Click fast!! These kinda of pics disappear pretty fast at sina..

I tried to download them but sina would not let me.:(

Hadamar
02-15-2009, 07:42 PM
You can capture the photos from flash sites by going into your browser cache. Copy the files to another folder and add the .jpg extension to them.

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7973/opr0yvh4tx7.jpg
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bd popeye
02-15-2009, 07:50 PM
You can capture the photos from flash sites by going into your browser cache. Copy the files to another folder and add the .jpg extension to them.You may as well be writing Chinese...I have no clue what you mean. None.:oops:. But thanks for posting those photos!

Eugene Schmidt
02-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Me neither, I couldn't print or save, but thanks for posting them. Very nice.

EJ

Hump
02-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Excellent pictures, I also wish I could get my hands on them but for some reason they don't want to share. But there must other sites that have them we just have to find them. Anyway back to business guys hope you are all well and ready for another week.

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Hump
02-15-2009, 08:50 PM
If anyone finds a web site with those pictures please post it. O.K. You guys have a great day and I will catch up tomorrow. Cya

santana
02-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Amazing pictures, keep them coming

firemedic
02-15-2009, 11:23 PM
Here is something interesting carrier related. osmos.com/content/item/143932.html

firemedic
02-15-2009, 11:35 PM
More stuff. What a great thread this is.

chefjavier
02-15-2009, 11:37 PM
Nice pictures guys!

DeonVDMerwe
02-15-2009, 11:39 PM
Is there currently an F-22 model in service or development which can take from an aircraft carrier?

Arfah
02-16-2009, 08:50 AM
thanks for posting the 'stormy pics.' Unfortunately the sea state was still a bit too placid for me (I know, I'm fussy). Carriers are the kings of the ocean and I want to see them being tested !

PS. This is a GREAT thread !

PPS. Excellent 'PUT DOWN' by **** !

firemedic
02-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Anyone else think that the condition of the Admiral K looks awful? the deck looks like it needs a coat of fresh antiskid.

Hump
02-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Ok guys a late night post I have rummaged through all my Russian stuff and I've uploaded the best of what I have, I love the Kusnetsov there is just something about her, I never tire of looking at her she may not be as pretty as she once was but all in all still nice lines.

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These last are just a couple I had left over.

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A good shot of the Forrestal here

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That's it for me tonight guys, I hope you enjoy these ones.:)

firemedic
02-16-2009, 10:10 AM
**** you never cease to amaze me with the pics you seem to dig up. I too love the uniqueness of the Admiral K. Interesting detail of the deck. Looks like rivets in one of the photos. looks like it would get mighty slippery tho. Anyone else think she looks like she rides high in the water?.

firemedic
02-16-2009, 10:12 AM
this is the shot I was referring to.

Cornerstone
02-16-2009, 01:44 PM
this is the shot I was referring to.
I believee that is the Kiev class aircraft carrying cruiser...

Stonewall71
02-16-2009, 01:46 PM
correct, it's a KIEV Class

ps-Peruvian MIGs?
http://i44.*******.com/8x9c2a.jpg ;)
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bd popeye
02-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Anyone else think that the condition of the Admiral K looks awful? the deck looks like it needs a coat of fresh antiskid.

Compared to what I'm use to seeing in my US Navy service she looks like crap. And that's being kind. That flight deck has no 'non-skid" and rusty patches. I can imagine it gets very slick during inclimate weather. Looks real bad. Gotta wonder.. how does the interior of the ship look???

Cornerstone
02-16-2009, 03:18 PM
Heres a few renderings of a supposed chinese aircraft carrier, notice no angled flight deck similar to the QE class

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/3_Carrier_future1.jpg?t=1234811253

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/2_Carrier_future2.jpg?t=1234811522

And heres the Ulaynovsk class carrier that was under construction in the Soviet Union during its collapse, it was eventually sold for scap by the Ukranians, was to be comparable to American carriers, with combo ski jump and catatpult...

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/ulyanovsk-line.gif?t=1234811797

supposedly the blue prints of this ship were sold to China

Cornerstone
02-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Compared to what I'm use to seeing in my US Navy service she looks like crap. And that's being kind. That flight deck has no 'non-skid" and rusty patches. I can imagine it gets very slick during inclimate weather. Looks real bad. Gotta wonder.. how does the interior of the ship look???
She was supposed to have been modernized not long before departing for the Mediterranean... How recent are those photos

bd popeye
02-16-2009, 03:29 PM
She was supposed to have been modernized not long before departing for the Mediterranean... How recent are those photos

I wish I had an answer for that. But I do not..

Those Chinese(PLAN) navy CV drawings are just PLAN "Fanboy" or China watcher dreams. No one really knows what the first indigenous PLAN CV will look like...By the way I'm a super moderator of an English Language Chinese military forum.

Here's some more..

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sp2c
02-16-2009, 03:50 PM
I like the idea of a multihull carrier ... how feasable is it?

Cornerstone
02-16-2009, 03:55 PM
I see thanks Popeye, Well heres some carriers that I am sure about...

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/fleet11.jpg?t=1234813939


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/lhalhd.jpg?t=1234813906

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/fleet2.jpg?t=1234814051

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu320/Rsaid21/fleet13.jpg?t=1234813976

Descriptions and more Images here: http://navysite.de/navy/fgallery.htm

bd popeye
02-16-2009, 05:53 PM
I like the idea of a multihull carrier ... how feasable is it?

If the hull is large enough to contain all the supplies, ammo, fuel, crew berthing, messing, medical etc, etc..It may be ok. But how stable would a hull like that be? A CV deck need be as stable as possible to operate aircraft.

xav
02-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Well, as far as sail boats are concerned, tri or catamaran designs are a lot more stable (and "stay flat") than mono-hull.

THe issue maybe the size of the carriers... the structure linking the two hulls would probably be under too much stress

Hump
02-16-2009, 06:21 PM
I agree that the Kusnetsov looks a bit sad and doesn't hold a feather to the US Carriers but in her day she was a nice looking ship. She definitley wasn't a contender against the CVN's but I just like the look of her stern as she was steaming through the waves. The photos were fairly old as I've had them for quite a while.

Just a side note Netzach and I have solved our differences and agreed to let the last page slide with a fresh start guys. Have a good one all and I will have my usual post a bit later after my second coffee of the day.lol

Hump
02-16-2009, 07:06 PM
OK I've had my coffee now and the world seems like a nice place again, so here we go. lol

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firemedic
02-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Great pics! especially the future concept illustrations. it would be interesting to see other countries develop and operate super carriers, however it would be years before they could iron out the kinks. Unlike the U.S. who have been perfecting naval aviation for the better part of a century. It never ceases to amaze me how flight deck operations are performed on American carriers its like a perfectly choreographed ritual, very fluid and precise, with years of practice and training. Very impressive. I've always had a great deal of respect for flight deck crews who never seem to get the credit they deserve. I should have joined the navy LOL!

Hump
02-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Hi guys just a quick one, if you want to see a C-130 landing and taking off from a flight deck have a look at this, I've had it for a while and decided to share it. I just finished uploading it.

View My Video (http://*******.com/usermedia.php?uo=CP8cGdfmE4zJXkoYf243WQ%3D%3D)

santana
02-16-2009, 11:37 PM
http://i44.*******.com/2lm4cjd.jpg

Mate is this the Sao Paulo? looks like

Hump
02-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Sure is buddy, sorry I was a bit slack this morning. Did you receive you DVD yet mate?

santana
02-16-2009, 11:59 PM
Sure is buddy, sorry I was a bit slack this morning. Did you receive you DVD yet mate?

Yeah I was sure that the mount behind is the famous one in Rio de Janeiro, dont worry about the DVD, as soon its arrive I will told you. give it a few days more.

santana
02-17-2009, 02:22 AM
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7149/ussjohncstennisa12yi4.jpg[/URL][/IMG]



The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis operates in the Pacific Ocean during an exercise with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and other naval vessels operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area, Feb. 12, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon Husman

Hump
02-17-2009, 03:20 AM
Hi guys, I am in need of help - (How many people agreed with that statement) I have a picture of a Russian Carrier, it's a Kiev Class with the number 038 but I can't find out which one it is can anyone help me with it please. Also is it true that the Russians had a habit of changing the numbers just to keep the U.S. on their toes??

Hump
02-17-2009, 04:57 AM
Here are three photos of the same carrier with three different numbers, I think it's the Minsk but I could be wrong.

http://i43.*******.com/34sl09i.jpg

http://i40.*******.com/28bywb9.jpg

http://i44.*******.com/ws0h2h.jpg

Any Ideas guys???:)

Cornerstone
02-17-2009, 11:19 AM
The Minsk was sold to china and the number was changed after it was repainted to be part of Minsk world, 015, not sure about the 038 number though

santana
02-17-2009, 05:37 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 12, 2009) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits in formation after a successful undersea warfare exercise involving the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and other naval vessels operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)

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Hump
02-17-2009, 07:49 PM
Good morning guys, here we go - another day another dollar as they say - Here's one for E.J.

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Hey Santana keep an eye out for Netzach's post coming up I had a sneak preview and it's right up you alley mate, I think you will enjoy it. In the mean time I hope you all have a great day.:)

Hump
02-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Hey Popeye, I had a look at those pictures posted from the Chinese web site, I downloaded them and had a play with them - I have enlarged them to a reasonable size if you are interested I will re-post them just let me know. Also if anyone out there has pictures that they think are too small (800x600) let me know and I will try the "Voodoo that I do" to enlarge them for you. Cya

One Man Gang
02-17-2009, 09:45 PM
Good morning guys, here we go - another day another dollar as they say - Here's one for E.J.

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This is not the USS Lexington (CV-2), she never carried the twin 5"/38 mounts. Lex's 8" turrets had been landed before Coral Sea but she went down before the 5"guns were installed. Only USS Saratoga (CV-3) got the upgrade. This is the Sara.

Hump
02-17-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks for that mate - Bugga I'm not perfect after all.lol I've always had it marked as Lexington, I will change it now. Really bad eyesight. Thanks again.

Hump
02-18-2009, 06:49 AM
Here's a quick post before I call it a night guys.

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This is a pretty big picture but worth it.
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There you go guys that's my lot for today see you tomorrow.
Have a good one:)

Stonewall71
02-18-2009, 08:06 AM
Here are three photos of the same carrier with three different numbers, I think it's the Minsk but I could be wrong.







Any Ideas guys???:)

can you tell why did they kept changing the pennant numbers????

Hump
02-18-2009, 06:26 PM
I think they were trying to confuse the U.S. as to how many carriers they actually had I know they did the same thing with their Subs.

Hump
02-18-2009, 06:33 PM
OK guys this will have to be quick as I have to work today, so here we go - enjoy:)

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Does any one know what carrier this is??
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There's nearly a mile of flight deck here guys.lol
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Have a GREAT day you lot, see you later today I hope. :)

santana
02-18-2009, 07:22 PM
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tight seas, any one was asking for. I cant guess how the deck was moving to make an easy landing

bd popeye
02-18-2009, 07:26 PM
tight seas, any one was asking for. I cant guess how the deck was moving to make an easy landingThat sea state you see there is pretty normal. CVNs ride very well and the deck is generally pretty stable. It can get very rough out there at times.

The Atlantic is somewhat rougher than the Pacific. the Pacific & Indian oceans are much smoother than the Atlantic. The Mediterranean is very smooth. So is the Persian Gulf & Red Sea. In fact the Red Sea is like glass. . The sea state in the North Sea and North Atlantic is always brutal. From what I understand so is the South Atlantic.

Hump
02-18-2009, 07:30 PM
Yes I agree with Popeye it's not the rough seas it's the Swell that's gona getcha.

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Hump
02-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Some times what looks to be a perfect landing goes crazy, the deck can drop from under you of it can come up and bite you.

Eugene Schmidt
02-18-2009, 07:33 PM
Here's a washdown. USS ESSEX in the north atlantic, winter of 1962. We took 17 degree rolls during that storm. We wound up in Brooklyn Navy yard repairing sprung frames in the bow section.

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EJ

Eugene Schmidt
02-18-2009, 07:35 PM
Good one of Tilly, ****.

EJ

Hump
02-18-2009, 07:42 PM
Nice one Ej, I remember coming out of Suva during a Cyclone, we had to strap Grummans to the flight deck to blow us out from the Wharf and get to sea to ride it out. We had waves breaking HALF WAY down the flight deck - it was one of the scariest days of my life and I loved it.

Eugene Schmidt
02-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Yup, the mess decks were open only for cold sandwiches and we had to sit on the deck as all loose gear, benches and tables were secured. Got kinda hungry.

EJ

santana
02-18-2009, 08:00 PM
That sea state you see there is pretty normal. CVNs ride very well and the deck is generally pretty stable. It can get very rough out there at times.

The Atlantic is somewhat rougher than the Pacific. the Pacific & Indian oceans are much smoother than the Atlantic. The Mediterranean is very smooth. So is the Persian Gulf & Red Sea. In fact the Red Sea is like glass. . The sea state in the North Sea and North Atlantic is always brutal. From what I understand so is the South Atlantic.

Hey Popeye and what about the Caribbean Sea, I had the chance to travel and sail around it. Once between the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the ship was moving like hell, I never saw many sick peopl around me, LOL!!!!!

Eugene Schmidt
02-18-2009, 08:47 PM
September 29, 1951. Trucks from the 306th mobile blood bank seen being loaded aboard USS ESSEX CV-9 at Yokosuka, Japan. The men of the ESSEX set a record for blood donation by contributing 1061 pints of blood.

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More imigages of jeeps being used on USS ESSEX, spotting and respotting planes for flight ops. 1943

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Damage to Nuclear sub Nautilus SSN-571 after striking USS ESSEX during ASW exercises November 6, 1966.
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One Man Gang
02-19-2009, 01:59 AM
OK guys this will have to be quick as I have to work today, so here we go - enjoy:)

Does any one know what carrier this is??
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****, it was a close call between the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Both operated F18 E/F models and had the forward RAM missile launchers. However, the ship above has a distinct cutout on the port edge of the angled deck. That seals the deal. She is the Hawk. The JFK had a smooth forward edge on its angled deck. Also, if you look closely, the plume coming out of the funnel rises vertically before drifting to port. The JFK's funnel was angled out to starboard and the plume would reflect this. Finally, on the Hawk's website there is a pic of an F18 with a red tail much like the one shown about halfway back above.

Hump
02-19-2009, 04:10 AM
Excellent detective work!! mate I am pretty impressed, I was trying to look at the number on the flight deck and it looked like a 7 to me but I'm inclined to go with you on this one mainly because of the FA18 with the red tail feathers. I just hope he wasn't visiting for the day. lol

I just checked in my other Kitty Hawk pictures and you are 100 percent right mate.